Baseball: Where have all the home runs gone?
The VIBL is in full swing using wood bats, and proof as to how hard it is for a high school player to hit a home run with a wood bat can be found in the league statistics.
Ten players are tied for the league lead in home runs with one each.
It has become a pitcher's league.
As for the standings, West Ranch is 6-0, with Chatsworth and Mission Valley (Granada Hills Kennedy) each 5-1.
Alex Rubanowitz from Calabasas is batting .722 and leads the league with 13 hits. A big surprise is second baseman Max Fecske from Sherman Oaks Notre Dame. He has 10 hits after playing junior varsity last season.I wonder how Mike Stanton would have done at Notre Dame with a summer of using wood bats while in high school.
-- Eric Sondheimer